I sometimes think that the price of liberty is not so much eternal vigilance as eternal dirt.

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Men can only be happy when they do not assume that the object of life is happiness.

Men can only be happy when they do not assume that the object of life is happiness.

He who controls the past controls the future. He who controls the present controls the past

He who controls the past controls the future. He who controls the present controls the past

Each generation imagines itself to be more intelligent than the one that went before it and wiser t

Each generation imagines itself to be more intelligent than the one that went before it and wiser than the one that comes after it.

The quickest way of ending a war is to lose it.

The quickest way of ending a war is to lose it.

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    Some birds are not meant to be caged, that’s all. Their feathers are too bright, their songs too sweet and wild. So you let them go, or when you open the cage to feed them they somehow fly out past you. And the part of you that knows it was wrong to imprison them in the first place rejoices, but still, the place where you live is that much more drab and empty for their departure.

    I know where I'm going and I know the truth, and I don't have to be what you want me to be. I'm free to be what I want.

    I know where I'm going and I know the truth, and I don't have to be what you want me to be. I'm free to be what I want.

    Better to die fighting for freedom than be a prisoner all the days of your life.

    Better to die fighting for freedom than be a prisoner all the days of your life.

    Wrong is wrong only when you are at liberty to choose.

    Wrong is wrong only when you are at liberty to choose.

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